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Unity In Diversity. Paper Crafters Unite Against Racism.

Hello today I am sharing a card using a wonderful stamp set from Altenew called Better Together. Perfect during these challenging times we are currently facing.

Justine Hovey invited crafters to take part in an instagram hop to unite us and show our support for the never ending fight for equality all over the world. I decided to create a card using florals incorporating skin tone colours

I started by stamping out floral images from the Altenew Poppy Garden stamp set. I used Memento Tuxedo black ink and Neenah classic crest solar white card which is great from Copics. Using my markers I coloured the floral images using different combinations of browns to create different he different skin tones for the flowers. I used cool greys for the leaves. I recently took the Altenew class ‘Creative Coloring With Artist Markers’ as part of the Altenew Educator Certification Programme I am currently working towards. This is a great class for beginners and the more experienced and the perfect time to use what I had learnt in class. Once I was happy with my colouring I die cut the images out with the coordinating dies.

Next I worked in the background . I die cut a panel with a stitched rectangle die from white card.

I selected Distress Oxide inks in Tea Dye and Ground Espresso. For each colour I smudged some ink on to my glass matt and sprayed some water on top then mixed with a paintbrush. I then took a piece of cellophane to transfer the ink mix on to my card by pressing the cellophane down where I wanted the ink to go, mixing where I placed the ink and how much I transferred. You will get a different result every time. I love this look on backgrounds. I used a brush to splatter some of the ink on top and set aside to dry.

I spent time working out where I wanted my flowers to go and adhered them with liquid glue once I was happy with the placement.

For the sentiment I took a piece of black card and heat embossed the sentiment using white embossing powder and my heat gun. I added a thin strip of striped card along the bottom for some added interest. I then attached it to the card.

I added some pearls from Little Things by Lucy’s Cards and splattered some gold and silver watercolour over the flowers for some sparkle and shine.

I attached the panel to a card base to complete the card.

I hope you like it.

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For more information about Paper Crafters Unite Against Racism visit Justine Hovey https://justinehovey.com/

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Thanks Friend Card

Hello. Today I am sharing a card I made as part of the Altenew Educator Certification Programme.

The class was all about sentiments. I learnt lots about placement of sentiments and loved the look of stamping sentiments in different colours.

To start the card I stamped a large floral image and some leaves from the Altenew stamp set Poppy Garden. I coloured them with my Copic markers and added some extra shading with my Polychromos coloured pencils. I then die cut them with the coordinating dies.

Next I worked on the background. I took the Altenew watercolor stripes stencil and atyached it to my card base with washi tape. I used a blending brush to apply Bundled Sage Distress Oxide ink working from the bottom left corner. I applied the ink heavier at the bottom then worked out to a lighter covering leaving lots of white space towards the top of the card.

For my sentiment I used the Fancy Thanks word die, which I die cut from some green card I had in my stash. I cut it twice to give some dimension, adhering one on top of the other.

Now to put the card together. I layed out my stamped images and thanks sentiment to work out the exact placement of the word friend which is from the Half Tone Hello stamp set. I stamped this in red ink. I then adhered the leaves, flower and thanks word.

I added a few sequins to complete the card.

Thanks for dropping by.

Katrina.

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Dream Big Card

Hello.

Today I am sharing a card for Time For Tea Designs featuring some of the brand new release.

To start the card I used a blender brush and Distress Oxide Inks. I blended Wild Honey directly on to my A6 card base. I then took a piece of white A6 sized card and applied Mustard Seed and blended it up in to Squeezed Lemonade.

Once my panel was dry I placed the say cheese cover plate die over the top and run it through my die cutting machine. I also die cut the dream big sentiment from some shiny bronze cardstock I had in my stash and the shadow die in black card.

I then worked on my mouse image. I stamped the little mouse and cheese from the baked with love stamp set in Copic safe ink and coloured them with my Copic markers. I then die cut them with the coordinating dies.

To put the card together I adhered the panel die cut on to my card base with a tape runner. I used liquid glue to adhere the sentiment die together then attached it to my card. I took my mouse and cheese and used liquid glue to sit him on the sentiment. This completes the card.

Thanks for dropping by. Take Care for now.

Katrina.

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Watercolour Thanks Card

Hello. Today I am sharing a card I made as part of the Altenew Educator Certification Programme.

This card was made as part of the ‘artists watercolor 101 for paper crafters’ class. The class was all about watercolour techniques and how to get the best results.

I love watercolour and I don’t get my paints out as often as I should so this class was the perfect opportunity for some practice.

To start the card I selected the Altenew Happy Pomegranates stamp set. I took a piece of Arches cold pressed watercolour card cut to the same size as my A6 card base. I selected my Versafine onyx black ink and using my Misti stamping too stamped the pomegranates at the top centre of the card. I used the Misti to allow me to stamp the image twice as watercolour card has a texture and although my images stamped perfectly it can be stamped again if needed.

I stamped the pomegranates image again on to a piece of masking paper and cut this out to make a mask. I placed the mask over the top of the image then stamped the other leaf images around this.

Once the ink was dry I started watercoloring. I used the new Altenew watercolors

I added a layer of paint at a time, Making sure each layer was dry before adding the next. Once I was happy with my painting I worked on the sentiment.

I die cut the thanks from card three times and stacked them with liquid glue. I took the rest of the sentiment from the Altenew ‘Paint a flower – rose’ stamp set and stamped it below where the thanks die cut would be placed. I then adhered the die. To finish off I added some sequins and cut down the panel and adhered it to my card base.

Take care for now.

Katrina.

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Floral Thanks Card

Hello. I am back with another card for the Altenew Educator Certification Programme.

The class was called Impressive Heat Embossing. It was all about different ways to add embossed images to projects. This class was a great way to take me away from my much loved alcohol markers. It is very rare I make a card that doesn’t involve colouring.

To make the card I took one flower and one leaf image from the Altenew ‘Flower Garden’ stamp set. I took my anti static powder bag and rubbed it over my card panel before stamping to keep stray bits of embossing powder sticking to my background. I used Wow embossing pad and stamped the flower and leaf images in random places over the card, then sprinkled Ranger Princess Gold embossing powder over the images. Once this was done I used my heat gun to heat and melt the powder.

Next I tool Distress Oxude inks Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade and used a blending brush to add ink over the entire panel. I then used a cloth to bugg and remove ink from the embossed areas. I flicked a little water over the panel to add some added interest.

I used coloured pencils to add a little shading to each of the flowers and leaves, matching the colour of the ink.

Now for the sentiment. I die cut the thanks word using brown cardstock and the Altenew ‘Fancy Thanks’ Die three times and layered them on top of each other using liquid glue. I then adhered this to the background panel and added some sequins for some more shine.

I adhered the panel to my card base to complete the card.

I love how it turned out. I hope you like it too.

Katrina.

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Toucan Anniversary Card

Hello. Today I am sharing a card for Time For Tea Designs, featuring the Toucan Do This stamp set and small circle masking stencil.

To start the card I took the small circle masking stencil and adhered it to the bottom right of my background panel of white card with a small amount of tape runner. I then used the beautiful blender brushes to add Distress Oxide inks Chipped Sapphire, Wilted Violer and Picked Raspberry.

Once my ink was blended I splattered some white gold watercolour paint over the background, carefully removed the stencil and set aside to dry.

Next I stamped and coloured the Toucans, branch and leaves using my Copic markers and cut them out using the coordinating dies.

I stamped and heat embossed the sentiments from the Time For Tea Designs Say Anything stamp set on black card and cut them to small banners.

I used a tape runner to adhere all the images to the card panel. I then trimmed the panel down to leave a thin white border when adhered to my card base.

I hope you like the card.

Take care for now.

Katrina

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Toucan of appreciation card.

Hello. Today I am sharing a card featuring the new large oval masking stencil for Time For Tea Designs.

To start the card I took the large oval stencil and lined it up using the etched guide on to my A6 card base. I then took Distress Oxide inks in Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn. Using a blending brush I blended the Twisted Citron ink lightly all over the oval space. Next I added a leaf stencil on top, leaving the oval stencil in place. This stencil is the tropical leaves stencil from Newton’s Nook. I blended a mix of Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn over the leaves. I removed the stencils and set the background aside to dry.

Next I worked on my images. I stamped the bird and branch from the Toucan Do This stamp set, coloured them with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I adhered the images to the background with a tape runner and stamped the sentiment with black ink. To complete the card I added some sequins from Lucy’s cards for some subtle sparkle.


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Take care for now.

Katrina.


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Floral Thank You Card.

Hello.

Today I am sharing a card from an Altenew class called ‘With A Twist.’

The class was all about adding a twist to your card, something different to make it stand out and get more out of products. I chose to focus on changing up the shape of my card.

To start the card I stamped out my images ready for Copic colouring. I used stamps from the Altenew ‘Poppy Garden’ stamp set.

Once all my images were coloured it was time for the die cutting. Firstly I cut out all my coloured images with the coordinating dies. Then I took the die from the larger floral image above and lay it across the top of my card base.

I then put it between the plates on my die cutting machine but only put the top plate over the area of the die I want to partially cut and run through the machine.

This leaves the shape of the die along the top of the card.

Next I took the Altenew ‘feeling dotty’ stencil and blended some Distress Oxide ink in Picked Raspberry over the stencil blending lighter as I went down the card to fade out the pattern.

I then adhered my flowers and leaves with a tape runner and used foam pads to prop up one large floral image and add some dimension. I added a sentiment by taking a strip of black card and heat embossed the sentiment in white.

To complete the card I flicked some gold perfect pearls mixed with a little water from a small paintbrush over the card and added some sequins for some more sparkle.

Take care for now.

Katrina

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Merry Christmouse card

Hello.

Today I am sharing a card for Time For Tea Designs featuring some brand new products.

These products are currently available from Create and Craft TV and go live on the Time For Tea Designs website on Tuesday 26th November.

To start the card I took a piece of white cardstock and the ‘treemendous Christmas’ stencil and used a blender brush to blend Distress Oxide ink in Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron over the stencil.

I stamped and coloured the little mouse from the ‘Woodland Critters’ stamp set with my Copic Markers and used the co-ordinating die to cut him out. And gave him a little Santa hat.

I took the ‘Merry’ word die, cutting the outline shadow from the top section from the background panel and also from a piece of white card and the word from red card.

I stamped the Christmas sentiment from the ‘say anything’ stamp set and used the co-ordinating strip die to cut it out.

Next is assembling the card. I took the background panel and adhered it to a card base. Then I attached the mouse and Merry sentiment with liquid glue. I used foam pads to adhere the Christmas sentiment and to complete the card I decorated some of the trees using a black pen and some small gems.

Take care for now.

Katrina.

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Simple thinking of you card

Hello. Today I am sharing a simple thinking of you card for Time For Tea Designs.

This card uses one of the brand new clear stamp sets being released tomorrow the 11th November on Create And Craft TV. Make sure you join Jo Davies live at 3pm GMT to see the full reveal of all the brand new stamps, dies and stencils, plus the new blending brushes!

To make my card I took my card base and masked off a portion to the left hand side to add ink. I used a blending brush to add Distress Oxide inks Ripe Persimmon, Carved Pumpkin and Mustard Seed. Once this was dry I stamped the sentiment using black ink.

Next I worked on my images. I stamped the cute fox and the leaves from the Woodland Critters stamp set, on to some Neenah classic crest 80lb cardstock and coloured them in with my Copic markers. I then die cut the images with the coordinating dies. I adhered the images to the card using a tape runner.

This is simple card to make. You can use any colour scheme and images. I hope this inspires you give it a try.

Take care for now

Katrina

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